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Public Service Appraisal system – No ownership of the current system

by B Roach :

Gov-Press-Conference-Oct-2013-(2)His Excellency Governor Adrian Davis wants the current Public Service appraisal system discarded and replaced with one, “that people can feel ownership of.”

The Governor addressed the issue at his monthly press conference on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 in his opening and introductory remarks to the media.Gov-Press-Conference-Oct-2013-(1)

The Governor said he has concerns with the civil service appraisal system as established for some three to four years now and has been operable for the past two years. He describes the system as one that has five categories, with outstanding and excellent at the top, followed by good, fair and satisfactory. He says that with fair and satisfactory at the bottom and no category to suggest that anyone is performing poorly, the number of categories, “should be reduced and more clearly defined and distinct from each other.”

“The form is cumbersome and is about 19 pages instead of the normal two or three pages,” he said, and the categories should be reduced three, as used in the UK.

The Governor notes that only about only 30% of the appraisals are returned, and he is not sure how well they are used. To have the system properly running, there needs to be agreement between the deputy governor,  human resources and the unions, “for a much better and has a more focused form and system that people can relate to and fill-in effectively and feel ownership of,” concluding, “I don’t think anyone feels ownership of the current system.”

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Gov-Press-Conference-Oct-2013-(2)His Excellency Governor Adrian Davis wants the current Public Service appraisal system discarded and replaced with one, “that people can feel ownership of.”

The Governor addressed the issue at his monthly press conference on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 in his opening and introductory remarks to the media.Gov-Press-Conference-Oct-2013-(1)

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The Governor said he has concerns with the civil service appraisal system as established for some three to four years now and has been operable for the past two years. He describes the system as one that has five categories, with outstanding and excellent at the top, followed by good, fair and satisfactory. He says that with fair and satisfactory at the bottom and no category to suggest that anyone is performing poorly, the number of categories, “should be reduced and more clearly defined and distinct from each other.”

“The form is cumbersome and is about 19 pages instead of the normal two or three pages,” he said, and the categories should be reduced three, as used in the UK.

The Governor notes that only about only 30% of the appraisals are returned, and he is not sure how well they are used. To have the system properly running, there needs to be agreement between the deputy governor,  human resources and the unions, “for a much better and has a more focused form and system that people can relate to and fill-in effectively and feel ownership of,” concluding, “I don’t think anyone feels ownership of the current system.”